ABOUT DR. MARY ANNE
The best medicine is not one size fits all. Each child and family is unique.
Dr. Mary Anne is passionate about helping families optimize their health naturally.
As a board certified pediatrician, the goal of our office to bring the best integrative and osteopathic medicine to newborns, infants, children, adolescents and their families. She combines the knowledge of conventional (allopathic) medicine with the wisdom of holistic medicine. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Mary Anne utilizes the added benefit of gentle osteopathic manipulative medicine, a unique tool to release the body’s inherent healing ability.
After graduating from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific of Western University in 1988, Dr. Mary Anne completed a year of training in general medicine in addition to completing her pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is an avid student of integrative medicine.
In practice for over 22 years Dr. Mary Anne has extensive experience supporting parents in keeping their children healthy as well as treating common pediatric issues such as allergies, ADHD, asthma, autism, ear infections and developmental issues including a wide variety of neurologic and genetic issues.
As a young child, Dr. Mary Anne suffered from many respiratory issues. She remembers being in hospital at age 3 on Thanksgiving, eating yucky grayish green canned peas instead of her mom’s yummy dinner. Years of suffering from allergies, eczema and asthma gave her a determination that there had to be better ways to heal the body.
Enthusiastic about the contribution that Osteopathy’s holistic approach makes to children’s health and development, Dr. Mary Anne is a sought after teacher and lecturer in the United States and abroad. She enjoys sharing her knowledge at community events.
STEPHANIE GATSCHET, MS, CNC
Stephanie is a clinical nutritionist that works with patients to develop personalized nutrition plans based on bio-individual needs and personal/lifestyle preferences. After working for various functional medicine doctors in the patient care arena, Stephanie earned her Masters of Science in Integrative Clinical Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and a Certified Nutritional Chef designation through the Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, CA. She now offers private nutritional counseling, and is the resident ONDAMED practitioner here at the Osteopathic Center of Coronado. ONDAMED is a pulsed electromagnetic frequency device used to support proper function and balance of the body.